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Dryer fire displaces family on Madison's west side, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - A family is displaced after fire in their dryer overnight, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department.

Firefighters were called at 3:16 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 1100 block of Valley Stream Drive on a report of a structure fire. They found light smoke in the entryway.

Heavy smoke and fire were found in the basement and extinguished.

Officials said the fire started in a clothes dryer in the basement, and has been ruled accidental.

According to a release, the fire started because of improper maintenance of the lint trap and vent tubing.

Damage is estimated at $35,000.

The Red Cross is assisting the family of five adults, two children and three dogs.



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